During the 2016 NFL season, one of the most intriguing teams in the league were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a strong 2015 season, they seemed well-positioned to take the next step forward and make the NFL playoffs. However, during the 2017 NFL season, the Buccaneers were not quite able to get over the hump as they finished with 9 wins and 7 losses and finished just outside of the playoff hunt.
Now that the season is over, the Buccaneers have the chance to reflect on their team needs and find ways to improve. One weakness that the Buccaneers had was a lack of wide receiver depth. The team quickly made an effort to confront this issue when they signed DeSean Jackson, who is a former Pro Bowl wide receiver. The team is also hoping to fill in some additional holes on the roster during the upcoming NFL draft.
While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made some big moves and have a lot of plans for the NFL draft, there are rumors out there that they could be making another big move (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000796316/article/adrian-peterson-jameis-workout-intrigues-bucs-coach). According to some experts, the Buccaneers could be courting Adrian Peterson. Peterson is a future Hall of Fame running back who has spent his whole career with the Minnesota Vikings. However, in two of the past three seasons he has been very unproductive due to either suspension or injury.
A lot of the rumors around Peterson circulate around the fact that Peterson and star quarterback, Jameis Winston, were recently spotted working out together. While nothing is formal about the relationship yet, many believe that the addition of Peterson could be very productive for the team. With Doug Martin already in the backfield, it could give the team a chance to take a lot of pressure off the quarterback, which could greatly open up the passing game.